Gallery of Lines Martinez, Anthony

This is my Gallery of Lines. It features several unique images that represent the 13 types of lines.

This piece is by Nathan Coley. It is displayed at the Biennale of Sydney. It is an example of vertical lines. The vertical lines are created by the building. They add a sense of immense height to the image.
This piece is an example of early photography by Gustave Le Gray. It also happens to be a great example of horizontal line. The land acts as a relatively straight line which is what a horizontal line is. It is used as a means creating separation between the line of troops and those in front of them; without the long horizontal line the image would have to focus on a smaller area and would not be able to create the distance that the viewer sees.
The title of this piece, in English translation, is House under Construction and it is a great example of diagonal lines. The diagonal lines in this piece seem to act against each other through the fact that they intersect. This along with the fact that the lines have contrasting colors makes the piece quite striking.
Calligraphic Works is a piece by King Sukjong and it is an example of thick lines. The lines that make up these Korean letters are all made with heavily weighted marks. This makes the letters particularly easy for the viewer to read. It also communicates strength; the size and weight of these characters has the same effect that an English speaking individual would associate capital letters: a strong statement.
Aero-interface is an example of thin lines. The piece is made up of many thin lines of varied sizes. They are close but never connected together. The thin lines of this composition make the figure seem relatively fragile and that is a common characteristic of thin lines; therefore, this was most likely intentionally presented by the artist.
This piece is called Logical Intervention and it is an example of focused lines. The creator of this piece used focused lines to compel the viewer to focus on the most bottom part of the image. He did this in various ways (including the use of lighting); however, his use of lines through the placement of the shapes from smallest to biggest and the fact that all of the points were focused in the direction of the southern-most triangle make the viewer's concentration shift to the area that the creator intended.
This piece is titled Gazette du Bon Ton and it carries a great example of sparse lines. This is exemplified by the lines surrounded by the figure in the center of the image. All of the lines in this piece connect to the figure in the middle by some sort of way but they lead outward. This demonstrates a relatively strong use sparse lines by the creator as the lines allow the viewer to follow several parts of the image through observing the nature of the lines that cross through the woman.
Love is an example of concentrated lines. The relatively circular shape of all of the levels creates unity within the image. The fact that it has the unity of a circular shape all throughout the image allows it to use this as a means of pushing the viewer's attention to center; this is apparent as you will notice that starting from any part of the image, your eyes will make their way back to the center. I would say the use of concentrated lines almost makes this image comparable to a target. While viewing this, I would love for you to zoom into particular parts of the image; it is really quite beautiful.
Wooded Slope with a Receding Road has many curved lines within the image. These lines can be observed in the road, the hills, and the branches of the tree. The curved lines create another sense visual description for the viewer; we see the road but we also see that it's curved. The image then takes us through a sequence of hills and shows the viewer what the branches of the trees look like; all of this adds a great amount of detail to the piece and only aid it in being properly interpreted by the viewer.
Waves by Gustave Courbet acts as a great example of texture lines. This is found true when one observes the actual depiction of the waves. They have an overall smooth finish; however, the waves that are hitting the rocks appearing to seem more rigid. The rocks also appear to have a represented texture in the piece and this is found true through a more detailed analysis of the image; the rocks are make up for many lines that make them appear to be rigid as well (especially in-contrast to the smooth waves).
Harberle's left hand is a sort of self-portrait by John Harberle. The lines used to draw the hand are contoured and this adds a descriptive element to the piece. The viewer is able to see that the hand is firmly held and almost strained from its tight grip. If it weren't for the use of Harberle's contour lines then the viewer would not be able to absorb all of these descriptive pieces of the image.
This piece is by Seung Un Chung and is part of the Korean Art Museum Association's collection. It presents a strong use of actual lines as the viewer is able to see that the image has many bold and connected lines. This is precisely what one would expect to see in a piece with actual lines and the fact that it is relatively undisturbed makes it easy to distinguish.
This piece is an early photograph by William Henry Jackson. It displays a strong use of implied lines as the water from the erupting geyser leaves a sort-of silhouette. While it is not clearly defined where the water ends, the viewer may draw a line mentally to distinguish the area that the water occupies in the image.
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